South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Set For August 2-4 - WSPA.com

South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Set For August 2-4

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The annual sales tax holiday in South Carolina returns on August 2-4.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 2 until midnight on Sunday, August 4 you will be able to buy many items without having to pay South Carolina's six percent state sales tax.

The holiday - now in it's 14th year - also suspends any applicable local sales taxes on buying mainly back-to-school items.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue reports shoppers will save approximately $3 million over the course of the weekend.

Taxes will not be imposed on items such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, printers, bedspreads and linens.

Nonexempt items during the weekend include the sale of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, or items placed on layaway. 

With the growing popularity of computer tablets, portable devices that have computing functions which allow users to access multiple software applications are considered computers and are therefore tax-exempt, provided they do not allow users to make telephone calls.

The SC Department of Revenue has a sample list of exempt and nonexempt items you can see by clicking here.

The annual North Carolina sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4. The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and lasts until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

To see NCDOR's complete list of items that are exempt click here

The Georgia sales tax holiday will be August 9-10.

Check out the complete list of items that are exempt by clicking here

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